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Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32803

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Requisition No: 346985 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50556050 

Salary:  $26,445.90 - $52,999.96 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2022 



Lake Baldwin State Veterans' Nursing Home

Orlando, Orange County

Annual Base Salary Range: $34,501.48 - $52,999.96

Paid Bi-weekly

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan. Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).

Education and employment history must be verifiable.



  • Incumbent must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Three years of professional social work experience (a Master’s degree in social work can substitute for two years of the required experience).
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and possess intermediate computer and application skills.
  • Exemplary documentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Successful completion of employment screening to include, but not limited to, a national background check and drug test.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:‎

  • Experience in a long-term health care environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of geriatric populations, including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
  • Experience with crisis intervention.
  • Experience with assessments and maintenance of the psychosocial needs of residents and families.
  • Experience with Minimum Data Set 3.0.
  • Experience with team care plans, Baker Act procedures, behavior management, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Willingness to work weekends and holidays as needed.


Incumbent reports directly to the Veterans' Home Administrator. This is managerial work planning and implementing a program to assess and maintain the psychosocial, mental and emotional needs of State Veterans’ Home residents. 

The incumbent provides, develops, and/or aids in accessing services to meet resident needs. 

Enables residents to maximize their individuality, well-being, quality of life, independence and dignity.

Provides coordination and oversight over the social services department.

Completes a written psychosocial assessment of each resident upon admission and annually thereafter. 

Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to develop a care plan. 

Conducts risk assessments and evaluations of residents and provides appropriate intervention and/or referrals. 

Participates on other committees and works to identify and develop resources to meet the psychosocial needs of residents.  Conducts group therapy sessions as needed.

Develops and maintains a list of residents on psychotropic medication and/or those with mental health diagnoses. 

Monitors participation of the veteran residents in programs/services designed to benefit them.

Develops and implements policies and procedures for social services based on accepted standards of practice. 

Manages and coordinates case management; treatment; referred counseling; and follow-up services for residents. 

Conducts training for professional staff regarding psychosocial intervention strategies.

Provides coordination and oversight for the social services department. 

Performs Baker Acts and attends Family Counsel, Family Support, Resident Counsel, Department Head, QA, Safety, and Clinical meetings.

Responsible for the selection and orientation of new personnel. 

Schedules, monitors, and coordinates work assignments. 

Prepares and presents performance standards and appraisals in accordance with Career Service Personnel Rules.

Must have exemplary documentation skills. 

Incumbent will lead monthly support group, family council meetings and quarterly memorial services.

Position will back-up Admissions Department for the pre-admission process and post-admission psychosocial care.


Applicants are encouraged to attach Florida LCSW Licensure at time of application submission

This position is in the Selected Exempt Service (SES).

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando